MuslimFest Celebrates 15 Years of Canadian Muslim CultureWritten by MuslimFest
Arts and entertainment festival will be back in Mississauga from August 31-September 2
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A weekend of love, laughter, food and entertainment for people of all ages is just around the corner with the annual MuslimFest celebration happening at the end of the month.
The 15th annual MuslimFest (MFEST) returns to Celebration Square in Mississauga from August 31 - September 2. The event, which does not charge admission and runs from noon -11p.m. each day, will feature live performances, art exhibits and delicious food vendors. The festival is a unique cultural fusion that combines faith traditions and Canadian culture.
“Over the past 15 years MuslimFest has become a must-attend event for Canadian Muslims throughout Ontario,” says Tariq Syed, Event Director of the Festival. “We encourage people from all backgrounds to visit the festival as it provides Muslims with opportunities to share our culture with the broader community. We believe in education through the language of art, humour, and meaningful entertainment; something we feel can create new connections throughout our community.”
Highlights for this year’s festival include:
The festival will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31 with the 2nd annual Flag Unveiling Ceremony and a children’s choir singing the national anthem.
The festival stages will be busy with a full line-up of entertainers scheduled for the event. Amal Kassir and Timaj Garad will present their poetry and spoken word pieces.
Dawud Wharnsby and Harris J. will entertain festival guests with their musical performances. Comedians Jeremy McLellan and Azhar Usman will keep guests laughing on Saturday night." data-width="850" data-allowfullscreen="true" data-autoplay="false" data-show-captions="false">